CARLETTA SUE KAY

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A new collaborative 10″ EP by Carletta Sue Kay and Pruno Truman (i.e. Heidi Alexander of The Sandwitches) is out NOW on Weird World Records. This track was recorded with John Dwyer, Kelley Stoltz, Jamin Barton, and Doug Hilsinger. Also, Two additional releases under the name of PRUNO TRUMAN will be out next week on Southpaw Records and Empty Cellar Records. Both are limited tape EPs.




“I love Carletta’s singing. She has an androgyny similar to Nina Simone… but without the bitterness.” —Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields

“Carletta’s lilting bombast, set precipitously and wobbling on the fence between a field of eggshells and a river of knives, would make whimpering birds of the snarling plenties, if they had ears to hear.” —Tim Cohen, The Fresh and Onlys 

“Heart, Soul and Talent, on the grandest levels. I love Carletta Sue Kay” —Christopher Owens, Girls


Carletta Sue Kay – Pas Le Meme


Carletta Sue Kay, a.k.a. San Francisco’s beloved singer-songwriter, a former Amoeba Records store employee Randy Walker, is finally set to release the long-awaited debut full-length “Incongruent” on May 15th via Kitten Charmer Records. Now available on iTunes.

Over the last two years Carletta Sue Kay has been thrilled to share bills with the likes of Kurt Vile, Ariel Pink’s Haunt- ed Graffiti, Girls, The Fresh & Onlys and Kelley Stoltz. After a successful tour of Europe and SXSW 2012, Walker can be heard on The Magnetic Field’s newest record “Love at the Bottom of the Sea” and on an up-coming new project by Sonny Smith of Sonny and The Sunsets.

Mark Eitzel at Noise Pop 2009
Mark Eitzel performs “The Decibels and The Little Pills,” via Night Fog Reader‘s article contributed by Randy Walker aka Carletta Sue Kay.
The song was originally appeared on American Music Club’s 9th studio album “The Golden Age” (MERGE/2008).


WATCH :: CARLETTA SUE KAY – If I Were Your Woman (Gladys Knight & The Pips cover), at Mission Creek Festival in McLaren Park Jerry Garcia Memorial Ampitheatre San Francisco, CA September 10th, 2011.



Carletta Sue Kay – For The Birds   (via Secret Seven)


Carletta Sue Kay are equal parts Marianne Faithful, Joanna Newsom and Emmylou Harris, coupled with the song writing styles of Stephin Merritt and Cole Porter. “
(… also Tiny Tim!)

“[CSK] just gets better and better … Really great band”
- Mark Eitzel


San Francisco’s treasure Carletta Sue Kay’s debut 7″ single ‘Pas Le Même’ b/w ‘Just Another Beautiful Boy‘ is out now from Daddy Pony Records, and their forthcoming first full-length “Incongruent” is due out on August 2nd from Daddy Pony.

Carletta Sue Kay sings ‘Pas la Méme’ @ SFitall at SXSW 3/18/11
CSK are:
Randy Walker (Carletta Sue Kay) — Vocals
Doug Hilsinger — Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Production




Doug Hilsinger – Burning_Airlines

30th Anniversary remake of
Brian Eno’s 1974 Classic,
Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy)
Recorded and Produced by Doug Hilsinger
at Saucefaucet Int’l, Fall 2003